Sister Trip

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. ~Earl Wilson, American journalist

The pressures had been building for some time.

An aging parent. A fur-kid with arthritic hips. A new laptop that I didn’t have time to set up properly. A work-in-progress that was going nowhere, thanks to some web design projects demanding my full attention.

In short, an overburdened psyche.

So I did what any rational person would do — called my sis and persuaded her to take a vacation with me.

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Chicago Botanic Garden #1

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion, American artist

There’s nothing better for one’s soul than strolling through an extensive garden, taking in the beauty of nature and releasing burdens of worry, care, or fear.

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